February 2013


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10 reasons why Manchester United are now worth $3 billion

According to Forbes magazine, Manchester United Football Club are now valued at $3.3 billion, making them the most valuable sports franchise in history, a whopping $1.2 billion ahead of their nearest competitor, the NFL’s Dallas…


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TRANSCRIPT: Benitez’s last interview as Chelsea boss?

BBC Radio 5 live reporter Alastair Yeomans: “What was a difficult first half for you in the end turned out OK?” Rafael Benitez: “Yes, it was difficult, normally in the FA Cup it’s always difficult…



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Rafa Benitez rants about Chelsea fans following FA Cup win

Following Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in the FA Cup this evening, Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez launched an incredible attack on the fans. Benitez was an unpopular choice at Stamford Bridge largely due to his…



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Bookies making Real mess of El Clasico betting

Bookmakers are number crunchers 99.99 per cent of the time, setting their football betting odds based on statistics and other forms of important data such as injury and suspension news. But, when it comes to…




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More disappointment for Sunderland fans at West Brom

Pete Sixsmith reports on another awayday disappointment,  in fact not one but – for him – two in one weekend. Can’t speak for fans of the Leeds Rhinos but it is familiar reading for Sunderland…




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TOP PLAYER STATS: Manchester City vs Chelsea

– Chelsea must beware a Man City backlash this weekend after the reigning champions were humbled by Southampton last time out. The 3-1 defeat will have prompted Roberto Mancini into reading the riot act to…


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TOP PLAYER STATS: Newcastle vs Southampton

– Despite a first-half Yoan Gouffran goal, Newcastle fell to a 21 defeat at the hands of Tottenham and the inspired Gareth Bale. Alan Pardew can take heart from what was a strong Newcastle performance…




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TOP PLAYER STATS: QPR vs Manchester United

– QPR remained rooted to the bottom of the Premier League as they were soundly beaten 4-1 away to Swansea. A solitary Bobby Zamora goal will have given little cheer to the R’s dressing room…


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TOP PLAYER STATS: Arsenal vs Aston Villa

– Ten-man Arsenal secured what could be a valuable win away to Sunderland as they held on for a 0-1 win at the Stadium of Light. A rasping Santi Cazorla shot was enough for Arsene…


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TOP PLAYER STATS: Norwich vs Everton

– On a day when clear-cut chances were in very short supply, Norwich could only earn a point in a 0-0 draw against Fulham.   – Sebastian Bassong remains Norwich’s defensive rock this season, having…


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TOP PLAYER STATS: Reading vs Wigan

– Reading face Wigan on the back of consecutive 2-1 defeats at the hands of Manchester United in the Cup and Stoke in the Barclays Premier League.   – Jobi McAnuff was on target against…